August 27, 2015 - The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center - Anish Kapoor in Russia
August 27, 2015

Anish Kapoor in Russia

Anish Kapoor, My Red Homeland, 2003. Wax, oil-based paint, steel arm and motor, 12 meter diameter. Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn.

Anish Kapoor
My Red Homeland

22 September 2015–17 January 2016

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
Obraztsova St., 11
Build. 1A
Moscow
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 12–22h, 
Friday 10–15h

T +7 495 645 05 50

www.jewish-museum.ru

Anish Kapoor exhibition My Red Homeland will open on 22 September 2015 at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, supported by Lisson Gallery, London. A part of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, it will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Russia, closing on 17 January 2016.

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential artists in the world, who has changed the perception of contemporary sculpture. Born in Bombay, India, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the 1970s. In 1990 he represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale where he was awarded the Premio Duemila and in 1991 he won the prestigious Turner Prize. In 2009, Anish Kapoor was the first contemporary artist to have an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

“I am interested in sculpture that manipulates the viewer into a specific relation with both space and time. Time, on two levels; one narratively and cinematically as a matter of the passage through the work, and the other as a literal elongation of the moment. This has to do with form and color and the propensity of color to induce reverie. Consequently, I hope, an elongation of time. Space is as complex, the space contained in an object must be bigger than the object which contains it. My aim is to separate the object from its object-hood.” 
–Anish Kapoor

The exhibition in Moscow will include three major sculptures from integral though distinct bodies of work in the artist’s sculptural language: voids, mirrors, and the auto-generated. Rendered in pigment, steel and wax, the works epitomize Kapoor’s manipulation of matter to create a landscape and geology that is both other and sublime. The exhibition will be accompanied by the first monographic publication of Kapoor’s work in Russian and the artist will give a public talk in the Museum alongside the opening. 

Anish Kapoor has had recent exhibitions in leading museums and galleries across the world including Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2012); De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2012); Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2012); Grand Palais, Paris (2011); Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2010); Royal Academy, London (2009) and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2007). 

About the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscowwas opened in 2012 in the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage building in Moscow, the monument of Constructivism designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov in 1926. In under a century, the architectural masterpiece of the Russian avant-garde became the venue for the most high-tech museum in Russia. The permanent exhibition presents the history of Russia starting from the period of Catherine II the Great and going to our days, through the examples of the culture and everyday life of the Jewish people.

Unlike many historical museums, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center is interactive. The 12 themed halls are equipped with panoramic cinemas, interactive screens, audiovisual installations created with the use of unique photo- and video-archives, documents and interviews. Major exhibitions introducing the main movements and names in fine art are also held in the Museum. Thanks to different research activities, educational programs, large-scale exhibition projects, and a wide range of excursions, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center represents a multifunctional cultural institution open for everyone.

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center has been guided by Director and Founder Alexander Boroda since its inception in 2012. The museum’s chief curator Maria Nasimova joined in February 2013.

Nadine Johnson
T +212 228 5555 / jmtc [​at​] nadinejohnson.com 

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